Elizabeth Banks

"English and American Mistresses and Maid Servants—A Comparative Study" - Elizabeth Banks - The New York Times


"In England they think they have a 'servant problem.' In America we know we have one. That is one of the principal differences between the two countries in regard to the problem of how to get one's housework done. . ."

"Tips Versus Social Equality and Self-Respect" - Elizabeth Banks - The New York Times


"'Tip and be glad!' says Mr. F. Hopkinson Smith. Tip and be sorry, say I, at least as far as I myself am concerned, and in order to give a great, big, strong, healthy man 10 cents, go without the dish of ice cream or strawberries which I need to properly round out my humble 25-cent luncheon-or rather, instead of expending the 25 cents on the meal, make it 15 cents, say a plate of baked beans and a cup of coffee, saving the rest of the quarter for the waiter!"

"Fleet Street Memories" - Elizabeth Banks - The New York Times

A dip into the diaries and notebooks left by the late Sir John Richard Robinson, the London journalist.


". . .Those of us who knew him personally, those who had heard his after-dinner speeches at club and literary gatherings, and the thousands who had followed his work as it appeared in the once great organ of English Liberal opinion, The London Daily News, looked forward with the keenest pleasure and delight to the publications of his memoirs. Most of the conspicuous persons in the world of politics, literature, art, and music during the past fifty years had been the personal friends and associated of the great journalist. . ."